This fall, Washington women rebuff the round for art deco–inspired design.
Clockwise from top: From David Yurman, this new Albion Collection timepiece ($2,100) takes its inspiration from the jeweler’s cushion-shaped gemstones. The 27mm watch is crafted in stainless steel and has a link bracelet. Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-245-3515
From Ralph Lauren, the 18k white-gold 867 timepiece ($18,500) measures 32mm and is equipped with the Manufacture movement RL430, made by Piaget for Ralph Lauren. 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905
This elegant Baume & Mercier Hampton watch ($4,550) is crafted in stainless steel and features a diamond-set bezel. The dial is mother-of-pearl, and the integrated bracelet is made of brushed and polished stainless steel links. Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-448-6731
Hermès has fashioned this Swiss-made, quartz-powered H Hour watch ($3,950) in stainless steel with a gem-set dial and accented it with a chic black alligator strap. CityCenterDC, 944 Palmer Alley, 202-789-4341
Back in the Roaring ’20s, when women’s wristwatches enjoyed their frst heyday, a round watch was not the norm. In fact, as women of the time increasingly embraced the concept of the wristwatch, they looked to unconventional shapes to show off their fair. The Art Deco era was all about geometric design, so square, rectangular, and barrel-shaped timepieces were all the rage. Almost a century later, the trend is back, as women are coveting unique and unusual watches that have just the right angles.